Cathy Strickler, founder and former chair of the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley steering committee, organized some local action for the regional Dump Dominion Day on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.
From 11:30AM-1:30PM a group of around one dozen concerned citizens held up signs for passing traffic and pedestrians, passed out flyers and delivered a letter to the Bank of America management on Court Square, Harrisonburg.
The message was for the Bank of America to stop financing Dominion Resources’ dirty, climate change contributing, carbon-intensive energy infrastructure. The Bank of America is a major financial investor in Dominion Cove Point LNG, a planned fracked gas liquefaction and export facility to be located in a residential section of Lusby, Maryland. More about this here.
The group delivered this letter to bank management. Some one hundred flyers were distributed to passers by, and journalists with the Daily News-Record and WHSV-TV were on hand to help tell the story. At least two bank customers reported that they had just cut up their Bank of America credit cards over this issue.
The photo to the left is of Cathy holding up a sign to alert passers by of the Bank of America’s support of Dominion Resources.
WHSV-TV’s report on the event is here:
Find the Daily News-Record‘s December 17, 2015, coverage with photos by Austin Bachand, as a scanned pdf by clicking on the image below, or as available online here.
A link to coverage of all the actions that happened that day is here.